Using dating apps could make you less likely to find love.
Research at the University of Vienna found using apps like Tinder can make people overly self-conscious and more reluctant to meet people in 'real life' over a fear of rejection.
Of 464 young people in the study, who had experience using dating apps, the main negative effects of using dating apps included, 'upward social comparison, fear of being single, and partner choice overload'.
One of the study's authors, Marina F. Thomas, who's researching for a PhD in Media Psychology at the University of Vienna, explains why dating apps can be so addictive.
"Dating apps can be just as addictive as any other social media platform where you can get positive feedback.
They may be even more addictive because dating apps allow you to see something very private, very intimate, such as how others present themselves as potential partners. Profile browsing can be very fascinating."
Ms Thomas also says using dating apps can actually make some people feel unhappy.
"It really has adverse effects to see too many profiles.
"Intuitively, you could think that the more options, the better you can make a better choice, but it turns out that there's a maximum that can be reached if there are too many options.
"On a dating app, if there are more than 90 options, then people are very dissatisfied with the choice they make.
"They regret their choice. They want to reverse it, and they feel overwhelmed and distracted by all the information".
The study found those who used dating apps frequently and swiped 'excessively' could experience 'undesired outcomes'.